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Career in law

The legal profession in India has undergone a strategic and substantial change over the last few decades. Now-a-days the law aspirants not only figure themselves in courts but mark the presence in various corporate houses, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative services and many more.
 

Earlier it was seen that the law has become a family profession. The families had been choosing law as professions for generations. But the scene has changed today, anyone having the traits and passion for this field can opt for the course and could achieve what he has set for.

Different Roles, Different Names

 

  • Criminal Lawyer: Specialises in criminal laws CrPC, IPC, Evidence Act and various other penal laws.
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer: Specializes in civil laws e.g. taxation laws, excise laws.
  • Legal Analyst: Works for corporate firms or law firms and analyses laws pertaining to the sphere of the company and its operation.
  • Document Drafting Lawyer: Specialises in drafting various documents containing agreements, terms and conditions, case material, etc.
  • Legal Journalist: Covers crime beats, legal proceedings in courts, arbitration courts, international courts and arbitration events.
  • Legal Advisor: Offers consultancy to corporate firms regarding their legal obligations, duties, legal relations with other firms.
  • Government Lawyer: Works for the government and in close coordination with the police.
  • Judge: Offers judgment after conducting the court proceedings and hearing al the concerned parties.

After successful course competition, you can find yourself in any of the law firms, corporate houses, etc. You can practice as individual practitioner or a public prosecutor. It will depend on your interest as you grow up with the course of your choice.
 

Tips for Getting Hired

 All law graduates who wish to practice in the courts have to register themselves in the Bar Council of India (BCI) and practice in courts under senior lawyers.

Practical training in court can enhance your chances of getting hired by law firms and with senior lawyers. Though most of the law colleges impart practical legal education to final year law students, it is students who should take initiative and start visiting court proceedings in the final year to understand the day-to-day affair.

Top Companies

Some of the top law firms in the country are:

  • Amarchand Mangaldas
  • AZB & Partners
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Luthra & Luthra
  • Trilegal   
  • Desai & Diwanji
  • Singhania & Partners   
  • Titus & Co   
  • Wadia Ghandy & Co
  • Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan
  • Economic Laws Practice   
  • Vaish & Associates   

Are there any special Law traits?

 

As told you earlier that there are not as such special traits. These are the skills which you will develop as you grow up with the course in due course of time.

However a good lawyer must possess the following:

  • Quick responsiveness

  • Good orator

  • Keen listener

  • Flexible but attentive mind

  • Out of the hat thinking ability

  • Logical reasoning capability

  • Patience

  • Presentable communication skills

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